Meet local Olympian, candidate forum and chamber mixer planned in Queen Creek

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JULY 20-Wednesday
Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Formal Meeting: 9:30 a.m. July 20, Supervisors’ Auditorium, 205 W. Jefferson in Phoenix. For more information about the meeting, visit http://www.maricopa.gov/clk_board/meetings.aspx.

Queen Creek Town Council Regular Meeting: 5:30-11 p.m. July 20, Queen Creek Town Hall, 22350 S. Ellsworth Road. For more information or to view the agenda, visit the town’s website.

JULY 21-Thursday
Evening Network QC: 5:30 p.m. July 21, Sterling Services, 7256 S. 89th Place Suite 103, Mesa. Presented by the Queen Creek Chamber of Commerce. This will be a wrap-up party for the chamber’s Christmas in July food drive to benefit United Food Bank. For information, visit the chamber website or call 480-888-1709.

 

Alex Naddour, left, a member of Team USA’s men’s gymnastics team and a Queen Creek resident, speaks with Queen Creek Mayor Gail Barney at the June 15 town council meeting during which he was honored by the town. (Independent Newspapers/Wendy Miller)

Alex Naddour, left, a member of Team USA’s men’s gymnastics team and a Queen Creek resident, speaks with Queen Creek Mayor Gail Barney at the June 15 town council meeting during which he was honored by the town. (Independent Newspapers/Wendy Miller)

 

JULY 22-Friday
Meet Olympic Hopeful Alex Naddour: 6-6:30 p.m., Queen Creek Branch Library,  21802 S. Ellsworth Road. Meet Queen Creek resident Alex Naddour, a member of Team USA’s men’s gymnastics team when he stops by the library. Mr. Naddour will be available for 30 minutes in the Zane Grey Room to take photos with fans before competing next month at the summer Olympics in Rio de Janiero, Brazil.

JULY 28-Thursday
Lunch Mob: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Presented by the Queen Creek Chamber of Commerce at a different member restaurant on the last Thursday of every month. Restaurant announced the week of the event. For information, visit the chamber website at www.queencreekchamber.com or call 480-888-1709.

AUG. 2-Tuesday
Meet the Candidates for Queen Creek Town Council: 6:30-8 p.m., Communiversity at Queen Creek, 21740 S. Ellsworth Road in Queen Creek. This event is open to the public. Free admission. The eight candidates vying to fill one of three open spots on the town council have been invited. Moderated by the Queen Creek Independent newspaper. To submit a question, attend the event or e-mail it to qcnews@newszap.com.

AUG. 2-23
Beginning Horsemanship: 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays, Aug. 2-23 at Valley Silver Bullets, 43757 N. Coyote Road, San Tan Valley. For ages 6 and older. Offered through Queen Creek Parks and Recreation. The fee is $136 for Queen Creek residents and $146 for non-residents. Learn the basics of Western riding horsemanship. For more information, visit www.queencreek.org or call 480-358-3700.

AUG. 3-Wednesday
QCUSD Business Partner Breakfast: 7:30-8:30 a.m., Queen Creek Unified School District Administrative Center, 20217 E. Chandler Heights Road in Queen Creek. Learn about QCUSD, new programs, upcoming changes and networking opportunities. Food and refreshments will be served. For more information, visit www.qcusd.org or call 480-987-5935.

Free Blood Pressure Check: 9-10 a.m. Aug. 3, Queen Creek Library Recreation Annex, 21802 S. Ellsworth Road. Queen Creek Fire and Medical Department provides free blood pressure checks on the first Wednesday of each month. For more information, call the non-emergency number at 480-644-2400.

Queen Creek Town Council Regular Meeting 5:30-11 p.m. Aug. 3, Queen Creek Town Hall, 22350 S. Ellsworth Road. For more information or to view the agenda, visit www.queencreek.org.

AUG. 4-Thursday
Festival Partnership Program Subcommittee Meeting: 8-10 a.m. Aug. 4, San Tan Conference Room, 22358 S. Ellsworth Road in Queen Creek. The FPPS meets annually to review Festival Partnership Program applications for the new fiscal year. For more information or to view the agenda, visit www.queencreek.org.

AUG. 6-Saturday
Parks and Recreation Planning Workshop: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Queen Creek Branch Library, 21802 S. Ellsworth Road. Refreshments will be provided. Children 8 and older are invited to attend. Free childcare will be available; advance registration is required for the free childcare. Help plan the future of Queen Creek parks and recreation by attending this half-day workshop. Participants will collaborate with town staff and fellow residents to provide feedback on what Queen Creek parks will look like in the future and to address the needs of the community as the town looks to update its Parks and Recreation Master Plan. Learn more at QueenCreek.org/PlanQCParks.

AUG. 9-Tuesday
Queen Creek Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee Meeting: 6-8 p.m. Aug. 9, Queen Creek Municipal Services Building, San Tan Conference Room, 22358 S. Ellsworth Road. For more information, visit www.queencreek.org.

AUG. 10-Wednesday
Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting: Work study session 6-7 p.m., regular meeting 7-8 p.m. Aug. 10, Queen Creek Town Hall, 22350 S. Ellsworth Road. For more information or to view an agenda, visit www.queencreek.org.

AUG. 13-Saturday
Water-Wise Edible Gardening: 9 a.m.-noon, Founders’ Room, Queen Creek Town Hall, 22350 S. Ellsworth Road. Free for town of Queen Creek utility customers, but registration is required. Instructor Cathy Rymer will share information about the importance and details of soil preparation and how to overcome the challenges of growing plants in the desert environment. Learn how to select, plant and care for vegetables, herbs, fruits and citrus. Register at www.queencreek.org or e-mail conservetheqc@queencreek.org.

AUG. 17-Wednesday
Queen Creek Town Council Regular Meeting: 5:30-11 p.m. Aug. 17, Queen Creek Town Hall, 22350 S. Ellsworth Road. For more information or to view the agenda, visit www.queencreek.org.

ONGOING THURSDAYS
Free Health Care for Uninsured/Underinsured Children: The Banner Children’s Healthmobile will offer free health care for underinsured and uninsured children from birth to age 21 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Banner Ironwood Medical Center, 37000 N. Gantzel Road in San Tan Valley. Do not need to live in San Tan Valley. Services include diagnosis and treatment of episodic illness, immunizations, referrals to appropriate specialty care (the cost of the specialty services are not covered by Banner School-Based Health Centers), sports and camps physicals and well-child checks. For more information and to set an appointment, call the central appointment line at 480-412-6344. Walk-ins will be accepted if the case load allows.

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